Overview

Distribution

National Distribution

United States

Origin: Native

Regularity: Regularly occurring

Currently: Present

Confidence: Confident

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Global Range: Regional endemic of south-central New Mexico and adjacent Texas.

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Ecology

Habitat

Comments: Crevices and pockets in rocky limestone hillsides and at the foot of limestone cliffs.

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Population Biology

Number of Occurrences

Note: For many non-migratory species, occurrences are roughly equivalent to populations.

Estimated Number of Occurrences: 21 - 80

Comments: 25 element occurrences according to New Mexico Natural Heritage Program's database.

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Conservation

Conservation Status

National NatureServe Conservation Status

United States

Rounded National Status Rank: N3 - Vulnerable

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NatureServe Conservation Status

Rounded Global Status Rank: G3 - Vulnerable

Reasons: A regional endemic of southcentral New Mexico and adjacent Texas with a few scattered, but quite large, populations in 3 mountain ranges. Edaphically restricted in its natural habitat, but also a fairly popular landscaping plant that is cultivated at local native plant nurseries.

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